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Is a Degree in Arabic Studies Right for You?

Earning a degree in Arabic studies can lead to a rewarding career. An Arabic studies degree can be helpful if you are interested in language, politics, history, or world events. 

Arabic studies is interdisciplinary and examines the Middle East from many angles and perspectives. Similarly named degrees may include Middle Eastern or Islamic Studies.
A degree in Arabic Studies can prepare students for careers in a variety of fields, including:
  • Arts (Administration and Creative)
  • Business
  • Communications
  • Education
  • Government
  • Journalism
  • Law
  • Media
  • Public Policy
  • Politics
  • Research

Certificate Programs in Arabic Studies

Earning a certificate in Arabic Studies can be a great way to explore the field and see if it's the right path for you. You'll explore the cultures and histories of the Middle East and study the various Arabic communities and their influences across the globe.

Students can earn an undergraduate certificate as a standalone program or with an Associate or Bachelor's degree. Graduate certificates are typically designed for the working professional and may be pursued by those already possessing a baccalaureate degree.

A Certificate in Arabic Studies can enhance career advancement and salary prospects. Certificates are also an excellent asset for those seeking a new career.

Jobs with a Certificate in Arabic Studies

Ready to start your Certificate in Arabic Studies? Check out these programs:

American University

Offers an undergraduate certificate in Arabic Studies. American University participates in the Yellow Ribbon program.

George Mason University

Offers a graduate certificate in Middle East and Islamic studies. George Mason University participates in the Yellow Ribbon program.

Bachelor's Degree in Arabic Studies

With a Bachelor's in Arabic Studies, students will learn to think critically, creatively, and independently about important Middle Eastern and international issues that impact Arabic communities.

Students gain knowledge through a wide variety of courses, including those in:Approaching education from the various perspectives of an Arabic Studies program encourages students to become active and engaged citizens in a complex global world. A Degree in Arabic Studies is excellent preparation for various careers, especially those serving specific cultural (most notably Middle Eastern) communities. A Bachelor's Degree in Arabic Studies also prepares students for further educational success should they continue with graduate studies.

Jobs with a Bachelor's Degree in Arabic Studies:

Ready to start your Bachelor's Degree in Arabic Studies? Check out these programs:

Online Programs

Master's Degree in Arabic Studies

A Master's Degree in Arabic Studies will provide students with a solid foundation in language, literature, and cultural aspects of the historical and modern Arab world. Students will develop a deep understanding of the peoples of North Africa, Egypt, the Arab Middle East, and the Arab diaspora.

A graduate degree in Arabic Studies will help students further build their analytical and critical thinking skills. Students will also further develop their research, communication, and writing skills. A Master's Degree in Arabic Studies is a popular choice for those seeking to become an expert in this field and those choosing career paths such as writing or postsecondary teaching.

Jobs with a Master's Degree in Arabic Studies:

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*All statistics and calculations from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. For more information, click here.